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FIFA 09 To Get Weekly Stat Updates by Anthony Barlow
August 21, 2008, 1:04 am
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[By Anthony Barlow]

At first this might seem VERY over the top but, to me at least, it makes a lot of sense. EA announced today at Leipzig that FIFA 09 would be getting stat updates weekly to reflect how players are doing in real life as well as in the game.

The ‘Addidas Live Season’ add-on will use a network of people to compile stats and rate player performances per week, hopefully adding a new depth to online games. At the moment the feature will only work for the Barclay’s Premier League, Spain’s League BBVA, France’s Ligue 1, the German Bundesliga, Italy’s Serie A and the Mexican Premiera Division.

Andrew Wilson from EA said:

“The game will feel and play differently each week. With Adidas Live Season if Ronaldinho has a great match on the weekend you’ll feel the difference when you pick up the controller as his in-game attributes increase.”

This is sweet and should definitely add some depth to online games. It’d be nice, i guess, if it worked in the ‘Manager Mode’ but I think it’ll affect the online games much more. This is not the PS3 exclusive feature that was announced a few months back, but I was told that the mode would be announced at Leipzig so hopefully we’ll find out some news on it soon.

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